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Dubai Airport Terminal 1 refurbishment

by Matt Falcus

Dubai Airport Terminal 1Dubai Airport is to start refurbishing its Terminal 1 building in the next couple of months.

The oldest terminal building at Dubai Airport is in need of improvements to the passenger experience and baggage system.

A new baggage screening process will greatly improve passenger flow by eliminating a queuing point, reducing the time it takes passengers to move from the forecourt in Terminal 1 to the departure gates. The additional space created by streamlined baggage process will be used to transform the departures hall into a more spacious and welcoming environment and when combined with upgraded wayfinding signage, provide a more easily accessible building for the travelling public.

The refurbishment programme also includes the reconfigured and expanded arrivals hall.

Once the refurbishment of Terminal 1 is complete, it will be linked via a new elevated train system to Concourse D, which is currently under construction. Concourse D will become the new home of the more than 100 airlines that fly to and from Dubai International when it opens in 2015.

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